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Where to Take Dad this Sunday

12 Jun

In case you didn’t know (but we hope you did), Sunday June 17th is Father’s Day! That means you have about 5 more days to decide what to do with the special dad in your life. We are a big fan of Gayot’s “Top” lists – here’s one with some good suggestions based on your city. Take a look!

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Top 10 Father’s Day Restaurants

Give the man of the house a break from the barbecue this Father’s Day and take him out for a big breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. We’ve rounded up the best places to take Dad to dine on June 17, from eateries featuring a special Father’s Day menu to restaurants that might specialize in steaks or craft beers.

Top 10 Restaurants for Father’s Day Dining in Atlanta

Top 10 Best Restaurants to Take Dad for Father’s Day in Boston

Top 10 Restaurants for Father’s Day in Los Angeles

10 Best Father’s Day Restaurants in New York

Top 10 Father’s Day Restaurants in San Francisco

10 Best Restaurants for Father’s Day in Washington DC


Chefs Recall Lessons From Their Fathers

17 Jun

With Father’s Day just a few days away, we all have dads on the brain. So with that in mind, we wanted to share this heartwarming (and insightful) article from The author interviewed some wonderful chefs, whose fathers were also in the business, and collected their responses into one post. We shared the first one here – from Cedric Vongerichten – and the rest are available by following this link to the original article.

What lessons have you learned from your father?

The Second Generation: Bocuse, Vongerichten, Forgione and More on Lessons From Their Fathers

Friday, June 17, 2011, by Gabe Ulla

Marc and Larry Forgione [Photo: Melissa Horn]

In honor of Father’s Day, we thought it would be neat to ask folks in the restaurant world with notable fathers also in the business to share a memorable anecdote about their dads. What follows are the stories of the daughter of Ray Vega, as well as the sons of Paul Bocuse, Larry Forgione, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Chris Canlis.


Cedric Vongerichten

Restaurant: Chef de Cuisine at Perry Street, NYC

I remember being at work in the kitchen at Jean Georges Restaurant, and my father clapped his hands and told us all to quiet down. I was annoyed because I didn’t think we were being noisy at all, so I turned to him and said, “You didn’t have to do that, we weren’t making any noise!” He replied, “You weren’t yet, but you were about to.” I’ll never forget that, because it really marked a lesson that Jean-Georges has taught me throughout the years. He has always stressed the importance of working in a quiet kitchen, especially when it’s an open kitchen, since you never want to disturb your guests.